So it’s been nearly impossible to choose what to write about first (which is why I’m doing this now and not a week ago, when I should’ve started…) but since
The Amalfi Coast is known as one of the most scenic coastal regions in the world. On the Western coast of
, the region can be accessed from land by only one road, and includes 13 picturesque towns. Mountains, cliffs, beaches and the sea combine to form a unique and stunning landscape. In his poem “Odysseus,” Homer described Amalfi as the "Land of the Sirens.” Italy
Colourful houses cling to the cliffs, with a 500-foot drop to the
Mediterranean Sea and sandy coves below. It’s the houses that got me hooked on the – they are so charming, and this is exactly what I picture when I think of the Mediterranean sun and sea. Amalfi Coast
What to Do? Shopping and eating along the Coast is apparently pricey, and since I’ll probably be a poor student, I’d most likely stick to a day trip. The towns are charming, steeped in history, with shops, villas and beautiful views, but the biggest attraction for me is the scenery. The bus ride along the coast is apparently breathtaking (and somewhat scary - but that's ok, a little adventure never hurt anyone). The bus ride would be the best part of the trip for me (never thought I’d say that), and I’d also make sure to hit the beaches and explore a few of the towns.
What to eat? Lemons. The Amalfi region is known for cultivating lemons, which grow in terraced gardens all along the coast. The Lemon Festival happens every year in September, and the towns take turns hosting. I didn't know there were multiple types of lemon, but apparently the festival exhibits every kind available. You can sample all kinds of lemon delicacies, too, like the region’s famous limoncello liqueur.
So that’s the
for you in a nutshell. And fun fact – Beyonce mentions the Coast in her song “ Amalfi Coast ” Beyonce knows what’s good. Upgrade U.